We meet again, raggedy man, and in high-definition this time! Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, starring Tina Turner in her first and only major motion picture role, is coming to Blu-Ray the beginning of June. The movie is the final of the cult science fiction trilogy starring Mel Gibson as a rogue police agent in the post-apocalyptic world, while Tina takes on the role of Aunty Entity, ruler of Bartertown.
Earlier this year, What’s Love Got To Do With, the movie based on Tina’s life story, was already released on Blu-Ray; for reasons unknown thus far only in Australia. With Tina’s movie career now pretty much covered in high-definition, we are still waiting to experience the thrill of her concerts in crystal clear quality. Open those vaults, Mr. Davies!
Pre-order Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome now at Amazon USA, Germany, or even the whole trilogy at Amazon UK.
Nichelle ‘Nikki’ Tillman is the voice behind some of the world’s biggest stars. For more than ten years, she has toured with the likes of such music icons as Joe Cocker, Cher and P!nk. Raised in Detroit, it was gospel music that got her through a difficult childhood. But maybe more than gospel music, it was the inspiration she took from her idol Tina Turner that helped her overcome life’s challenges. When Tina asked her in 2008 to be a backing vocalist on her 50th Anniversary Tour, it was a dream come true for Nikki. The Tina Turner Blog spoke to her backstage in Berlin during the current Joe Cocker tour.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of Tina Turner’s last concert ever – May 5, 2009 in Sheffield, England. The show marked the end of her 6-month, 90-date, 50th Anniversary Tour. The tour was Tina’s first tour in 8 years, and saw her playing in sold-out arenas across Europe and North America. The last show featured some very special moments, in this post recalled by some fans who were fortunate to have attended this historical evening.
23 years ago today, Tina Turner opened her Foreign Affair European tour at the Sportpaleis (Sports Palace) in Antwerp, Belgium. The tour would go on to be the biggest concert tour in Europe of that year, and one of the biggest tours in Tina’s career, playing over a hundred shows across the continent; from Zagreb to Lisbon and from Oslo to Athens. During opening night, Tina performed You Can’t Stop Me Loving You and Look Me In The Heart, the only time the songs were heard live – audio inside the post.
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Congratulations to Tina Turner: last Monday, she was handed her Swiss Passport. Having lived in Switzerland for over 15 years, she is now an official citizen of the country. Newspaper Blick reports that on April 22, she visited the Swiss passport bureau in Zürich together with husband-to-be Erwin Bach. Formalities, including taking a photo, took about 15 minutes. Before being able to apply for the passport, Tina had to take a citizenship test and learn the German language. We wish Tina a lot of happiness in her life as ‘Schweizerin’!
Source: Blick Zeitung
The year 1993 was a real Tina Turner year and offered the full range of a pop star´s work and output: a new album (or at least partly new as most of the tracks were re-recordings), several releases as singles, a tour in the United States and several festival concerts overseas and – of course – magazine articles, TV appearances and – the reason for all the drama – the autobiographical movie “What´s Love Got To Do With It”. 1993 started with the release of “I Don´t Wanna Fight” which turned out to be a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
Credit: Reto Schneider/ZSZ)
Big surprise last saturday when Tina Turner inaugurated the new rescue boat of Küsnacht, the town where she lives since 1995.
“Ich taufe dich Tina” (“I christen you, Tina”), declared the singer in German, wishing the boat a good luck and a save journey. More info on the Zurichsee Zeitung website!
Also, a publication of Kusnacht’s civil status, revealed that Tina Turner is now officially a Küsnacht citizen (being referred as Turner-Bullock Tina). Continue reading to have a look at it.
Missing You is a song featured on Tina Turner’s 1996 record Wildest Dreams, and the third single of that album. The song is a John Waite cover, who had a number one hit with it in 1984. The video for the song was filmed by photographer Peter Lindbergh, and was part of Tina’s promotional campaign for Hanes Hosiery. The song was also performed live during every night of the 1996/1997 Wildest Dreams tour. In this post, we look back at the origins of this song.
Tina Turner created quite a buzz last January, when she announced that she would give up her American passport in order to become a Swiss citizen. It seems that her next step will spark an even more heated debate. The 73 year old singer is said to be moving to Russia soon, after a change in the tax regulations of the Canton of Zürich, Switzerland will cause her to have to pay a steep 90 per cent income tax in that country.